dental braces on childrenBraces are common nowadays. These are dental appliance used to correct someone’s dental problems, such as crooked teeth and bad bites. Parents let their kids wear braces when they suspect tooth and mouth problems, especially caused by thumb sucking. However, you are probably unsure if your child needs to have those. How can you tell if your child really needs braces? We will help you determine your next option.

Does Your Child Have A Perfect Smile?

As a parent—no matter what our look-conscious society has to say—your child’s smile will probably be the best for you. When it comes to dental health, however, you must be more objective. Look at your child’s teeth. Are they straight or crooked? Check your child’s jawline. Are they aligned? How about during bedtime? Does your child sleep properly at night, or do you hear some clenching of the teeth? Your answers to these questions should help you decide if your child needs to wear braces.

First Visits Are Free

Yes, we offer a complimentary consultation. As recommended by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), we recommend assessing patients as early as seven to eight years old. This allows us to determine baseline growth data and stop, identify, or treat dental issues before they get worse. The orthodontist is the best authority to help you answer your question. Braces can be a good fix, but it is your child’s specific dental concerns that will help our specialists pinpoint the most suitable treatment.